EMC recently acquired Prisa Networks, a privately held supplier of Storage Area Network (SAN) management software. Prisa provides management software for small to midsized SAN environments. Prisa also has an OEM distribution agreement with Dell. EMC values the transaction at approximately $20 million in cash.
Prisa currently develops and sells four products: VisualSAN Network Manager, which discovers, manages, and monitors multivendor SAN devices, such as hubs, routers, storage systems, and switches; VisualSAN Configuration Manager, which lets administrators quickly identify and isolate SAN problems; VisualSAN Performance Manager, which provides realtime performance monitoring and tracking; and VisualSAN Remote Support Suite, which provides remote support tools for SAN installations. Prisa will operate as part of EMC's Open Software organization, and EMC will integrate Prisa's products into its AutoIS strategy.